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RE-volv is a people-powered movement to bring solar energy to every community. Our Solar Seed Fund will continually invest in local solar energy projects.
Andreas Karelas
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San Francisco, California
United States
3 Team Members
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Re Volv, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.


RE-volv is a non-profit organization that is growing the movement for community-based solar energy. By crowdfunding, RE-volv will finance community-based solar energy projects using a revolving fund called the Solar Seed Fund. The Solar Seed Fund pays for solar energy installations on local community centers like schools and non-profits.  The community centers pay RE-volv back over time through the savings on their electric bill. RE-volv reinvests the principal and the revenues it earns on each project into additional solar projects, creating a revolving fund in a pay-it-forward model.

What We Need & What You Get

RE-volv needs an additional $10,000 to finance the first community-based solar energy installation to get the revolving fund off the ground.  We've already raised $20,000. With $10,000 more we will be able to afford a $30,000 solar installation for a community-serving organization. This one installation will generate enough revenue to fund an additional three solar energy systems over time!

By supporting this campaign you have a number of amazing perks to choose from including access to events, a certificate or photo of the solar you helped install, and a choice of amazing books about solar energy and the future of environmentalism.

If we don’t reach our entire goal with this campaign, we will still use all of this money for the first solar energy project and your impact will still have the same multiplier effect.

All donations to this campaign are tax-deductible.

Also, let us know if you'd like to make a donation in someone else's name.  This can be a great holiday gift!

The Impact

Our vision is to see people come together to build solar energy projects in our communities. With each project we do, we will show more people the benfits of solar energy and help raise awareness of solar energy nationwide.

By making a donation to the Solar Seed Fund you are planting a seed for a renewable energy future in communities in the United States. Your helping to build a new, decentralized, distributed, community-based way of generating energy.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help spread the word about this campaign to your friends and family. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our mailing list to hear RE-volv's latest updates.

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This campaign ended on January 20, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Plant a seed

    Thanks for pitching in! You'll receive a personal thank you email with pictures of the first solar installation, and a virtual high five.

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  • $25USD
    Join the RE-volv family

    You are the foundation of this movement! We'll feature you as a Founding RE-volv supporter on our website, and email you a certificate of membership that you can print and hang, or post on Facebook. You'll be the first to know about our solar installations, and we'll ask for your advice as The Solar Seed Fund grows!

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  • $50USD
    A gift from us

    You'll receive your choice of amazing book about solar energy or the future of environmentalism with a hand-written note from Andreas Karelas, RE-volv Executive Director. These make great holiday gifts! (Choose 'Solar Trillions' by Tony Seba or 'Living Through the End of Nature' by Paul Wapner.) You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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  • $100USD
    Sponsor a solar panel

    Wow... a solar panel was supported by your donation! We'll send you a certificate that documents the location of your panel, the amount of energy it will produce, and the amount of carbon dioxide emissions it will avoid. You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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  • $250USD
    Envision the future

    To help you picture our shared goal of seeing solar on every roof we'll send you a 5x7 framed photograph of the first solar installation plus a personal phone call from Andreas Karelas, RE-volv Executive Director. You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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  • $500USD
    Celebrate Success

    Come meet the community members you helped go solar! You and a guest will be cordially invited to the inaugural ceremony of the first installation. You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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  • $1,000USD
    Connect in person

    Get to know the RE-volv team! You and a guest will be cordially invited to the inaugural ceremony of the first installation. We also will offer you and a guest a tour of the RE-volv office and a sit down meeting with RE-volv staff to talk about the exciting world of solar. You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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  • $5,000USD
    RE-volv Ambassador

    Become one of the leading supporters of RE-volv. You're impact will dramatically scale our efforts, allowing us to reach more communities with more solar faster. You'll also be invited to a sit down dinner with Executive Director, Andreas Karelas at a San Francisco restaurant. You will also receive all the perks listed above.

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